Archives March 2021

A-Trak Lights Up Webster Hall’s Brite Nites on 4/20

first_imgGet ready for New York City’s next huge club night. Webster Hall debuted it’s new Saturday party, Brite Nites, earlier this month, but the doors really burst open upon the arrival of A-Trak, one of the greatest DJs and producers in the world today. Webster Hall was packed literally from wall to wall with dance fans who didn’t care how tightly they’d be packed if it meant getting an inch closer to the turntable wizard, creating one of the craziest nights the club has seen in a while.At this point, A-Trak needs no introduction but I’ll do it anyway. After winning the DMC World Championships at age 15, making him the youngest DJ to do so, the Canadian born producer has seen his success climb higher and higher, becoming Kanye West’s personal tour DJ, starting the highly successful influential label Fools Gold, and producing a slew both by himself, and as the disco-house duo Duck Sauce with Armin Van Helden. But beyond all that, the man’s bread and butter can truly be seen when he stands behind a set of turntables and works his magic, and that’s exactly what the capacity crowd treated to last night.While trap music has blown up over the past few months, A-Trak has been fusing hip hop and electronic music for years, and his sets seem no more hip hop inspired than they have been for years. The beauty of A-Trak’s sets is the way he melds all of his different influences and styles together. His latest hit, ‘Tuna Melt’, a collaboration with Tommy Trash, is heavier on the elcctro side, but somehow feels at home in a set that may also feature Juicy J and Young Jeezy. The sound is always changing, almost cyclically – there will be some house music, some hip hop, and then some disco , and then back to house music and so on. In between it all, are the staple hits from A-Trak’s repertoire – his remix of the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s ‘Heads Will Roll’, Duck Sauce’s ‘Barbara Streisand’, etc. – as well as A-Trak’s world class scratching and mixing, putting on brief turntable clinics in between bangers.A-Trak was joined by Oliver, whom he recent collaborated with on the track ‘Disco Nap’. Next week, Brite Nites will host up and coming duo Myon and Shake 54, so don’t forget to check that one out as well.last_img read more

When In Robe: Gramatik’s Lowtemp Label’s Gibbz + Branx + Pomo + Business Casual Disco + Subset

first_imgListen to Gibbz’s new album Who Gibbz A F#@$: If you didn’t already know, When In Robe: Brooklyn’s Original SPA Dance Parties have recently launched an incredible Bi-Weekly (Sundays) Spa Dance Party called #WhenInRobe at the super swank Body By Brooklyn. Here’s the rundown: With each ticket purchase, attendees get access to a locker and a robe. The spa features two rooms: a ‘wet lounge’ with a hot tub, cold plunge, steam room, saunas, lounge chairs, etc. As well as our ‘dance lounge’ with a dance floor, live DJs, fireplace, full bar, seating area, free food, and an insane amount of fun. This Friday night, March 14th will be a special edition of the #WhenInRobe Spa Party featuring Gibbz’ Album Relase Party, Pomo’s US Debut, Lowtemp’s BRANX, Business Casual Disco and #WhenInRobe Resident –Subset (he get’s it).center_img There will also be some Lowtemp Surprises, rounding out what might be the sexiest party Brooklyn has ever seen. This party is strictly +21 and will sell-out, so make sure you act fast and hit up [email protected] if you’re interested in covering the festivities. LIMITED TICKETS HERE“When In Robe is the #1 event to attend on Sundays” – Time Out New York“This Party just keeps getting better and better” – Daily Beat“When In Robe Is The Dopest Party in New York” – Sensible Reasonlast_img read more

PHARRELL TO JOIN ‘THE VOICE’

first_imgIt’s an addition fans of NBC’s hit show ‘The Voice’ can be “Happy” about. The show confirmed today via Twitter than Paharrell Williams will be joining the team for season 7 as a coach:Williams isn’t exactly new to the show. Back in 2013, Usher brought him on as a guest mentor for his team. The “Happy” crooner will replace CeeLo Green, who recently resigned from the reality singing competition.-Sarah Compo (@sarahcompo)last_img

Set Times Revealed for The Hudson’s Project Inaugural Weekend

first_imgThe Hudson Project has its inaugural festival weekend coming up July 11-13th at Winston Farms in Saugerties, New York. They’ve revealed the set-list for the festival which you can view below (images at the bottom):Friday July 11th:The Empire Stage– 2:00-3:00 Yatch; 4:00-5:00 Dr. Dog; 6:00-7:00 Atmosphere; 8:00-9:15 Modest Mouse; 10:45-12:00 The Flaming LipsExplorer Stage– 1:00-2:00 Majical Cloudz; 3:00-4:00 Lettuce; 5:00-6:00 Nightmares on Wax; 7:00-8:00 The New Deal; 9:15-10:45 STS9The Circus Tent– 1:15-2:00 Nostalghia; 2:30-3:15 Lindsay Lowend; 3:45-4:45 Audrey Napoleon; 5:00-6:00 Robert Delong; 6:15-7:15 Keys ‘N Krates; 7:30-8:30 Kill Paris; 8:45-9:45 Bro Safari; 10:00-11:00 Savoy; 11:15-12:15 Excision; 12:45-2:00 Flying LotusCatskill Cave– 1:30-2:15 Tauk; 2:45-3:45 Moon Hooch; 4:15-5:15 Marco Benevento; 5:45-6:45 Small Black; 7:15-8:15 Nick Catchdubs; 8:30-9:30 The Range: 9:45-10:45 Odesza; 11:15-12:15 Araabmuzik; 12:45-2:00 Holy Ghost!Saturday July 12th:The Empire Stage– 2:15-3:15 ZZ Ward; 4:15-5:15 Flatbush Zombies; 6:15-7:15 Rebelution; 8:15-9:30 Big Gigantic; 10:35-12:00 Kendrick LamarExplorer Stage– 1:30-2:15 Three; 3:15-4:15 !!!; 5:15-6:15 Twin Shadow; 7:15-8:15 Bonobo; 9:30-10:30 Matt & KimThe Circus Tent–1:00-1:45 Tumbleweed Wanderers; 2:00-3:00 Twiddle; 3:45-4:30 Exmag; 5:00-6:00 Kastle; 6:15-7:15 Luminox; 7:30-8:30 Kapslap; 8:30-9:30 Felix Cartel; 10:00-11:00 Conspirator; 11:30-12:30 Griz; 12:45-2:00 MobyCatskill Cave– 2:15-3:00 Rask; 3:15-4:15 Woodysproduce; 4:30-5:30 Bit Funk; 5:45-6:45 Jacques Greene; 7:00-8:00 Tokimonsta; 8:30-9:15 SZA; 9:45-10:45 Jon Hopkins; 11:00-12:15 Gold Panda; 12:30-2:00 Four TetSunday July 13th:The Empire Stage– 1:15-2:00 Widowspeak; 3:00-4:00 The Soul Rebels; 5:00-6:00 Action Bronson; 7:00-8:00 Capital Cities; 9:15-10:45 BassnectarExplorer Stage– 12:30-1:15 Bad Rabbits; 2:00-3:00 Kelela; 4:00-5:00 Isaiah Rashad; 6:00-7:00 Cults; 8:00-9:15 STRFKR  The Circus Tent– 1:30-2:30 The Floozies; 3:00-4:00 Project 46; 4:15-5:15 Lunice; 5:30-6:30 Emancipator; 6:45-7:45 12th Planet; 8:00-9:15 Tipper; 10:45-11:45 Infected Mushroom; 12:00-1:00 Paper DiamondCatskill Cave– 12:45-1:30 Funktapuss; 2:00-3:00 Chrome Sparks; 3:15-4:15 Isaac Tichauer; 4:30-5:30 Perseus; 5:45-6:45 Jonas Rathsman; 7:00-8:00 Moon Boots; 8:15-9:15 Henry Krinkle; 10:50-11:55 Kygo; 11:55-1:00 OliverFestival goers will also experience “The Arrowhead” a chandelier with evolving visuals that respond to the music; the “Anagraham Pavilion” a landscape folly; “The Artagon” which will provide an outdoor live art gallery and shaded hangout area; and free Yoga, Chi Gong, Hooping, and Kung Fu workshops will be available mid-day before the festival grounds open.  You can now purchase a new 2-day (Saturday and Sunday) pass with camping for $220 in addition to the 3-day general admission passes.The Camping HQ’s will serve as a centralized meeting place for all the campers.  This area features showers, water stations, yard games, BBQ zones, food and craft vending, ice sales, a general store (with basic amenities), a camping store (with any camping supplies left behind) as well as an information/lost and found booth.  For those without camping gear, but still looking to sleep under the stars and immerse themselves in the festival experience, DIY camping kits which include one pop-up branded and environmentally friendly tent made from recycled PET bottles, one (1) two-person air mattress with an integrated pillow and two sleeping bags all packed in a convenient carry-all bag are available online and will remain available for purchase.You can gather more info for this weekend’s festival here.-Brittney Borruso www.facebook.com/rockstellaBe sure to check out our Official Hudson Project Pre-Party ft. Lettuce, Exmag and M!NT this THURSDAY at NYC’s LPR!last_img read more

String Cheese Incident Hopes To Release New Album By 2016

first_imgKnown primarily for their unique and sometimes extravagant live performances, the String Cheese Incident has had some hang-ups with their studio work in the past. Though they had plenty of new material to play on stage over the years, 2014’s Song in my Head was their first new release in almost a decade. Hey Reverb released an interview with bassist Keith Moseley in which he talks about their recent breakthrough in the studio and plans to have a new album out by 2016.He credits Jerry Harrison of the Talking Heads with really pushing them over a hump with SIMH. “He had just enough of a hands on approach to really fine tune the songs without trying to make us something we weren’t,” Moseley says. “It came together quickly and I think it just left us all feeling like we were looking forward to getting back into the studio sooner rather than later and doing this again. Just the creative outlet that the studio offers is different than playing a live shows. It’s a chance to experiment with the songs, try them in different ways and groom the material in a way that doesn’t happen in a rehearsal.”When asked what previously made them apprehensive about hitting the studio, he explains that “on the couple of studio albums prior to this we struggled with trying to reinterpret our songs in the studio differently than we played them live. Some of that was due to collusion from the different producers who had ideas of how the band should sound. While the experimentation was interesting, it left us feeling like we made this studio album but when we play them live, the studio version doesn’t jive with how we played them live.”And as for future plans? “Even right now we’re talking about some time on the calendar to get some writing and recording done earlier next year and later next year in hopes that we’ll have some music to put out by 2016.”Rejoice, Cheese fans!last_img read more

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival Reveals Remarkable Inaugural Lineup

first_imgSet at the rustic Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, Tennessee, the inaugural Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival has announced the lineup for their debut festival. From September 26-27, artists like Willie Nelson, The Decemberists, Sheryl Crow, Weezer, Jimmy Cliff, Neko Case, Iron & Wine will all be performing.Rounding out the initial lineup announcement are Dr. John, Punch Brothers, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, The Lone Bellow, Lucius, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Will Hoge, Saint Motel, John & Jacob, Madisen Ward & The Mama Bear, Big Sam’s Funky Nation, and Rainey Qualley.The festival has also yet to reveal a handful of performing artists, delaying those announcements to May 5th and June 15th. For tickets and more information, head to the official festival website.last_img read more

Led Zeppelin Shares An Unreleased Song, ‘Sugar Mama’

first_imgThough it’s been bootlegged and circulated for decades, Led Zeppelin has finally released audio of their unreleased song, “Sugar Mama.” The track will appear on the forthcoming deluxe remastered release for the album Coda (1982), though it has been in the Zeppelin canon for much longer.Deluxe Reissues Of Led Zeppelin’s Final Three Albums AnnouncedAs it turns out, the song was initially intended for the Led Zeppelin album, which was originally released in 1969. The track was recorded in 1968, and takes its inspiration from Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Sugar Mama Blues.” With heavy slide riffs and powerful Robert Plant vocals, this is a distinctly early Led Zeppelin song. Listen to it below:As this package is the final installment of the deluxe reissue series from Jimmy Page, we’re certainly hopeful that the guitarist hits the road and plays some new music (a la Robert Plant). Page has said he’s interested in forming a new band in the past, so we’re excited to see if that comes to fruition.last_img read more

Twiddle Announces New Year’s Eve Run With Great Special Guests

first_imgFast-rising jam band Twiddle has announced a string of Northeast dates in December leading up to a New Year’s Eve run in their hometown of Burlington. The boys will hit Brooklyn Bowl December 4 (w/ Alphabet Soup) and 5 (w/ Cabinet), Boston’s Paradise Rock Club December 11-12 (w/ Cabinet), and finally Burlington’s Higher Ground December 31 (w/ Soule Monde), January 1 (w/ Aqueous) and January 2 (w/ Lucid).Funk N’ Jam All-Stars Ft. Members of String Cheese Incident, Disco Biscuits, The Meters, Lettuce & More AnnouncedThe run will be in support of Twiddle’s new album, Plump.Pre-sale for the NYE shows begins tomorrow at noon, here.last_img read more

Lynyrd Skynyrd Guitarist Suffers Heart Attack

first_imgGary Rossington, the only remaining original member in Lynyrd Skynyrd, has suffered a serious heart attack. The 63-year-old guitarist came close to losing his life, according to a statement posted online from his daughter, and is now under close observation.Rossington has been experiencing heart problems for years, his daughter explained. “They went in to repair and unclog the two stents they did previously in the year which had a blood clot, added a third stent to one vein,” she wrote, “and in two weeks we will need to go in to do a fourth stent in one of his bypassed veins from 12 years ago.”“We were very close to losing him this time and just pray that they will develop even better techniques soon to deal with heart disease,” she concludes.Two upcoming shows in Terre Haute, IN and Mt. Pleasant, MI have been cancelled for now, with plans to reschedule in 2016. Rossington has been a member of Lynyrd Skynyrd since the original roster in 1964.Get well soon, Gary![Via Jambands.com / Photo via Mike Horton/Getty Images]last_img read more

Vulfpeck Announces Webcast For Tonight’s Brooklyn Bowl Show Ft. Adam Deitch Of Lettuce

first_imgAfter last weekend’s excellent Vulfpeck performance at the Brooklyn Bowl, the funky band is set to do it all again tonight, November 23rd, at the infamous NYC venue. For those of you who can’t make it out, fear not, for the band has you covered.The group just announced that they would be live streaming their show from Brooklyn tonight, via Live Downloads. You can access the webcast here.We also recently learned that Lettuce/Break Science drummer extraordinaire Adam Deitch will be sitting in at some point throughout the performance, as Deitch left an intriguing comment on our recent coverage of Vulfpeck’s performance on Colbert.Watch Vulfpeck’s Rockin’ Performance of ‘1612’ From Last Night’s Colbert ShowDeitch wrote, “They already are huge! I’m sitting in with them on Monday nite!” Now we really can’t wait! Don’t miss Vulfpeck’s explosive performance, live.last_img read more